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Sharon Paquette

Sharon Paquette

Genres: Indie rock, Pop, Rock
Web site: http://www.sharonpaquette.com

Combining haunting melodies reminiscent of Evanescence and the grittiness of blues singer-songwriter Joss Stone, Sharon Paquette showcases a voice that exhibits rich tonal confidence. Her fresh and honest lyrics cut the soul and breathe new life into relevant themes of hope and perseverance. Having grown up in Windsor, Ontario, across from the motor-city Detroit, Sharon's environment inspired her to dream big, yet her songs carry a down-to-earth sexiness of an 'everywoman'.

Unlike many singers, Sharon has studied voice, classical singing, music theory, and composition at the University of Windsor. Having sung both opera and gospel, Sharon truly has a comprehensive understanding of what good music sounds like. For 10 years she taught this skill as a music teacher privately and at the Durham District School Board in Ontario, focusing on instrumental music, voice, and songwriting. She also taught many song-writing workshops through the S.A.S.S. organization, co-founded by Dale Russell of the Guess Who ("American Woman").

Education, however, was not her only passion. In 2007, Sharon put together her first demo, which features the heartfelt "Your Girl" and the heart wrenching "I'm Afraid". Recorded at the acclaimed Armoury Recording Studios, operated by producer Bruce Fairburn's family in Vancouver, B.C. Working alongside Don McLeod (producer, co-writer), Murray Atkinson (guitar) and Tobi Duquette (drums) the demo showcases her mature vocal abilities and the alluring sincerity in her lyrics. The full-length album is slated for a 2008 release.

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Musicians:
Sharon Paquette – Keyboards, Vocals
Zandra Zupan – Violin
Justin Truitt – Percussion
Bill ""Woody"" Woodall – Bass
Formed:
2007, Las Vegas, NV
Influences
Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Evanescense, Tori Amos
Current status
Writing and recording.